2022 Festival Ensemble

New to the festival in 2022, the Festival Ensemble was the latest iteration of the Countdown Improv Festival’s ongoing commitment to creating spaces for experimental improv and comedy. Ensemble members will work together before and during the festival to create a cohesive, experimental show that is rooted in improv but will also incorporate other comedic formats.

The festival ensemble performed on the festival’s Commodore Stage, located on the ground floor of the Ybor Performing Arts Building. First launched in 2019, the Commodore Stage is Countdown’s curated, experimental side stage. We are excited to add the festival ensemble to its illustrious ranks!


Thursday, August 11: 8:30 p.m. (with Cruise Line Is It Anyway? and Third Wheel)

Friday, August 12: 8:45 p.m. (with Shrubzy and the Boy and Wallares)

Saturday, August 13: 8:45 p.m. (with &Anthony Starring Dallas Wait and Joe Bill)

Ensemble members

Victoria Dym (Tampa, Fla.)
Sandy Handley (San Francisco, Calif.)
Darryl Knapp (Wesley Chapel, Fla.)
Alex Lee (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Liz Marcucci (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Sarah Schultz (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Justin Silverman (Chicago, Ill.)
Anna Weatherwax (Chicago, Ill.)

Directed by Anthony Francis (Delray Beach, Fla.)